I have always been a huge fan of the Japanese burnt wood process called shou-sugi-ban or yakisugi. It has that amazing simplicity and wabi sabi feel of being weathered, yet timeless - modern or rustic. Ann Sacks has introduced an amazing new tile to their product line that mimics the Japanese shou-sugi-ban process. It is stunning.
How would this look in your home? Add a whole new level of sophistication and beauty to your bathroom, backsplash, fireplace or some other space in your home!
While working on our clients' bathroom remodel last year, a redwood tree fell in their backyard. Here is the beginning of the journey to creating a beautiful redwood bed and chairs. We coordinated having the tree moved to Boulder Creek where it was cut into slabs. We then cut the redwood slabs to the proper sizing and sent them off to Jackel Enterprises to kiln dry them. Here is the beginning of the tree's journey. Stay tuned for more.
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Building a Greener Future - An Interesting, Humorous (yet not), and Somewhat Scary Talk by Eric Corey Freed, Green Architect
I just watched this chat by Eric Corey Freed and thought I would share it. It is interesting talk about about our odd nature as human beings and how we should be building our future...humorous, yet not. - Shannon
In this fabulous video from Subzero-Wolf, Manny is a photographer focusing on food. He talks about his mother's food and kitchen. He tells of how she would always keep a secret - even around black beans. Check it out and enjoy your kitchen.
We are putting the finishing touches on an amazing master bathroom-bedroom renovation. This amazing project includes a cast concrete tub, beautiful cast concrete countertops with integral sinks, and amazing tile details - including a wonderful bubble accent in the shower, a custom made walnut door, and stunning olive wood cabinetry. These are just construction picture...stay tuned for finished photos. Today they moved the 2000 pound concrete tub in place for the plumber on Monday! Exciting to watch.
We recently completed this beautiful design-build renovation in Santa Cruz. The remodel included the kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor deck and BBQ. The overall design and material selection created a stunning, functional kitchen that integrates with the outdoor decks. For more pictures, see our portfolio.